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Logies Gold Coast award photo.

The logie are coming to the gold coast 2nd year in the row. All celebraties from all over australia in one place. A unique event that puts the gold coast on the map held at the star casino.

The 61st Annual TV Week Logie Awards ceremony will be held at The Star Gold Coast in Queensland.

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The event has been strongly associated with TV and former radio personality Bert Newton, particulary in the early days, he has served as a solo host of the ceremony on 17 occasions, with a constant run from 1966 until 1980 and as co-host on 3 occasions. Over the years, the Logies have been hosted in Melbourne and Sydney. From 2018, the Logie Awards moved the ceremony moved to new location on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Known from their inception as the “TV Week Awards”, the awards were instigated by TV Week magazine with the first voting coupons provided in the magazine in late 1958, two years after the introduction of television in Australia. The first awards were presented on 15 January 1959 on an episode of In Melbourne Tonight. Only Melbourne television personalities were nominated and awards were given in eight categories, including two for American programs.[1]

The most prestigious award in 1959 was Star of the Year presented to IMT host Graham Kennedy. The following year, Kennedy coined the name Logie Awards, to honour Scottish engineer, innovator after the contributor to the development of television as a practical medium, John Logie Baird[2]

The Logie statuette was designed by Alec De Lacy, chief designer for Melbourne-based trophy makers KG Luke Ltd. The first Gold Logie, the equivalent of the Star of the Year Award, was presented in 1960, and again won by Graham Kennedy. The record for most “Gold Logie” wins at 5 a piece goes is a tie-in between Kennedy and Ray Martin.

The latest ceremony, the Logie Awards of 2018, were held on 1 July 2018, with the Gold Logie winner being Grant Denyer, who won for game show Family Feud.

Logie milestones

In 1960, the ceremony is coined “Logie Awards” to honour inventor John Logie Baird, by Graham Kennedy, after he won what was previously known as the “Star of the Year Award”.

In 1961, the awards ceremony was televised for the first time, with the ABC screening the first half hour of the awards in Sydney. In 1962, Australian variety presenter, singer and actress Lorrae Desmond, best known for her role as Shirley Gilroy on A Country Practice was the first female star to win a Gold Logie, for her music variety program The Lorrae Desmond Show.

In 1963, the planned televised ceremony was cancelled due to the host, Tony Hancock cancelling his trip to Australia. In 1968, there was no award for the Most Popular Female in Television. According to Bert Newton, who was hosting that year, “it appears no one was deemed worthy enough to receive it”. He pleaded with the producers to never be put in that position again.[3]
In 1973, the media was invited for the first time to attend the Logies.
In 1974, Number 96 star Pat McDonald became the first “soap star” actress (not television personality) to win the Gold Logie.

In 1975, the Logie Awards are broadcast in colour for the first time.
In 1976, the first and only fictional character to win a Logie was Norman Gunston, with the award being presented to portrayer Garry McDonald, who accepted the award in character. In 1981, the Logie Awards after being held in Melbourne for 20 years return to Sydney are broadcast for the first time on Network Ten
In 1984, the Hall of Fame Logie was introduced by TV Week, awarded to recognise outstanding and continued contribution to television by an individual or program with the first induction being former conductor turned producer and television pioneer Hector Crawford (see below, under Logie Hall of Fame).

In 1988, Actress and future international pop star Kylie Minogue became the youngest person to win a Gold Logie, aged 19 for her role as Charlene Mitchell in soap opera ‘Neighbours. In 1989, the Seven Network screens the Logie Awards for the first time.
In 1997, Agro’s Cartoon Connection won its seventh consecutive Logie Award for Most Popular Children’s Program. In 2010, Ray Meagher became the oldest person to win an award (age 66), for his portrayal of Alf Stewart in Home and Away.
In 2006, a new Logies category was introduced, named Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer, to honour Kennedy’s career and legacy and to commemorate the 50th year of broadcasting of television in Australia.

In 2016, the Logies accepted nominations from locally produced digital content. Also in 2016, Waleed Aly (whose parents where born in Egypt) became the first non-Caucasian person to win the Gold Logie. In 2017, TV Week announced that after 30 years, the awards ceremony will no longer be held in Melbourne, due to the withdrawal of financial support by the Victorian government. The Logie awards ceremony will be held at The Star Gold Coast on the Gold Coast, Queensland for four years, with support of the Queensland government.[4][5]

Logies Hall of Fame

The prestigious Logie Hall of Fame was first introduced in 1984; former conductor, turned television producer and pioneer and founder of Crawford ProductionsHector Crawford was the first inductee. The induction was a posthumous honour for TV cameraman Neil Davis, actor Maurie Fields, conservationist Steve Irwin, news anchor Brian Naylor and journalist Peter Harvey. In 2017, Kerri-Anne Kennerley was only the third woman to be inducted after Ruth Cracknell and Noni Hazlehurst. It has been criticised for its lack of women.[6]

Four CornersNeighboursPlay SchoolHome and Away and 60 Minutes are the only programs that have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.[7]

Nomination and voting procedures

Public voting

Voting for the Most Popular Logie categories is done using an online form, or by SMS (short message service) voting for the final nominees. Ten of the Logie Award categories are fan awards. In the past, the “Most Popular” Logies categories were voted by the readers of TV Week magazine using a coupon.

SMS (short message service) voting was introduced in 2006 for the Gold Logie. In 2008, Internet votes could be cast for the first time without having to buy a copy of the TV Week magazine.[8]

Public voting for the awards usually lasts for four weeks, beginning in December/January, while the ceremony itself was in late April or early May. However, in 2018, voting began in March with the 2018 Logie Awards held in July. Also in 2019, another voting began in March across four weeks with the 2019 Logie Awards held in July.

Industry voting

The Most Outstanding categories are voted on by a jury comprising members of the Australian TV industry peers. There were 15 categories in the industry awards at the Logie Awards of 2018.


To be eligible to receive a Logie, a program must be Australian produced, set in Australia and have a predominantly Australian cast. Although in other years there has been a Logie for overseas programs, these awards are no longer part of the awards. People eligible for a Logie must have appeared on an Australian-produced show that was broadcast on Australian television in the previous year.

There are long-held suspicions that network publicists engage in mass voting to rig the results. However, no hard evidence had emerged for this, other than the experiment by the satirical newspaper The Chaser, who attempted to have low-profile SBS newsreader Anton Enus nominated for the Gold Logie. They did so by getting their small readership to buy copies of TV Week and vote for Enus for the award. While the attempt failed (they came “reasonably close”, to earning a nomination for Enus, according to a “TV Week Insider”), their failure gives some cause for the widespread derision in the industry (particularly the ‘quality’ end) towards the popular-vote awards.[9]

Community television, Channel 31, personalities and shows are eligible for nomination for Logies, however since their audiences are far smaller than those of the commercial channels and public broadcasters, they are at a tremendous disadvantage. For a time they had their own community television awards, known as the Antenna Awards. Despite this, in 2009 The Logies were dogged by minor controversy after organisers refused to allow an acclaimed community television show, The Bazura Project, to be nominated in the category of Outstanding Comedy Show, stating; As TV Week does not cover community television within the magazine, we are unable to consider individual programs on this platform. The ABC’s Media Watch program first reported the story on Monday 9 March 2009,[10] with many media outlets covering the growing support for the community television program since

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